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to go until the deadline. abc news, washington. >>> as the government teeters on the edge of the fiscal cliff, you might want to change your tax strategy. coming up at 11:35, advice from 7 on your side's michael finney. ders in the hte did agree on something today. they extended the 2008 farm bill for one more year. that bill expired in october. milk prices could have doubled to $7 a gallon next month if lawmakers failed to extend it. the agreement prevents the government from returning to a 1948 formula to set milk prices. some economists call this the dairy cliff. >>> today was the last sunday for free meter parking in san francisco. next sunday you will have to pay from noon to 6:00 p.m. atish ifer man's wharf from noon until 7:00 p.m. the city set up prepaid options for many meters. the municipal transportation agency says the move will bring in $2 million a year, but the mta says it is not about the money. it is an effort to keep traffic moving. >>> secretary of stit -- of state hillary clinton is in hospital. also -- >> ♪ amaz >> a band gets a special request and helps lift the
. >> the people in government they must be aware of the problem and they appear to be ignoring the problem. >>reporter: they do know. state awed tonight march 2011 first out hin the problems in the unemployment phone system and follow-up audit last month confirmed the issues are very serious. of the 29.7 million calls in which individuals ask to speak with an agent, 24.9 million or 84 percent were unsuccessful. >> i think people have a lot of expectation that i call and someone is there to ns a.well there are finite resources of staff. >>reporter: edd spokesperson says budget limitation and the volume of calls to the unemployment insurance line make it difficult to answer every call. >> demand is overwhelming. we know that it's difficult staples to get through to a representative but we are doing our best to try to make information available for our customers. >>reporter: she directs people to the edd web site. e-mail. social media sites. she has the same advice for people having trouble on the disability insurance line. >> submit your question to us on line. some people may not we
. >> the indian prime minister assured his country that the government is committed to bringing the guilty to justice as soon as possible. dan? >> ama, thank you very much. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care at a houston hospital. the bush family spokesman says the 88-year-old former president continues to improve. he says the 41st president is alert and as always in good spirits. bush has been hospitalized since november 23rd. >>> marilyn monroe may have been a sex symbol, but the fbi looked at her as a potential communist. fbi files on the movie star show the bureau was keeping tabs on monroe since 1956 when they received an anonymous tip that money from her production company was making its way to the communist party. monroe was married at the time to play write arthur miller, a member of the communist party. there was no information after her death in 1962 or the bureau investigating the rumors that she had been killed. >>> if you would like especially with these gas prices to be able to drive around on a 100 mile per gallon car, ford has the car for you. t
in government must be aware of the problem and they appear to be ignoring the problem. reporter: they do know. a state audit in march, 2011, first outlined the problems in the unemployment phone system and confirmed the issues or serious. of the 29.7 million calls in which individuals asked to speak with an agent, 84% were unsuccessful. >> i think people have a lot of expectations that i call and someone there is to answer. well there are finite resources and staff. >> this spokesperson says budget limitations and the volume of calls to the up employment insurance line make it difficult to answer every call. >> the demand is overwhelming and we know it's difficult to get through to a representative, but we're doing our best to try to make information available for our customers. >> levy directs people to the edd web site, e-mail, and social media sites sites and has the se advice for people having trouble on the disability insurance line. >> submit your questions online. some people may not want to but it's the self-service will help us get caught up. >> the says they're behind because of a k
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